Free from want! Free from want! I think I had a glimpse of the
universal life foce and wisdom and then slipped in my practice
and "wanted" to get back there and "tried" very hard. That was the
very problem (along with the drugs)!
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - è¦ºå¦ç²¾æ
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Al, Chan is the universal life force and wisdom. It provides
> and all the nutrients to support us, equally to everyone of us
> preference. In the question you asked ".....everything you
> word "want" is the problem. The funny thing about Chan practice is
> first to let go of the ego, meaning let go of all the "want", then
> can enter the tiny gate of stillness, only when we still, we can be
> connected to the universal life force and wisdom. Then the True
> will be unfold to us.
> Simply by wanting it to happen or guessing that it may happen or
> it or taking LSD, it will not happen.
> Purity is the first stage in our practice, it means purity of body,
> and spirit. that is just the beginning. The good thing about our
> school is anyone can practice and witness oneself.
> Al wrote:
> > As we all get older, and some of us are a lot older, the question
> > me now is this: Does Zen give you everything you want? Are you
> > to die sitting on a cushion just saying "this is it?" No Heaven
> > you? No Nirvana? No nothing? Just worms??
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